Monday, June 24, 2013

My Fabulous Weekend

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. As for me, my weekend started on Thursday when the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs at the American Airlines Arena in Game 7 (95-88). After the team won on Thursday night, Miami's fans could be heard from miles away! We were really proud of them.

I woke up bright and early on Friday morning and went for an 8 mile run. I ran at a nice and easy pace and I took my usual route around Key Biscayne. The morning was spectacularly bright, but pretty warm and muggy. I wasn't surprised by the weather especially because it was the first day of summer. Ugh! After my run, I performed a quick HIIT workout that consisted of:

5 sets of:
20 plié squats
20 sit-ups

Later in the afternoon, my girlfriends and I decided to have dinner together at Cafe Avanti.

It was nice to see them after a long work week. I was craving some salmon so I ordered grilled salmon and sautéed vegetables. It was delish!

We hung out for a few hours and chit-chatted about the usual stuff ;).

I took a pic of myself in the bathroom. I just love the back of my dress =)
I was super pumped up on Saturday morning so I decided to go for another "long" run. The day was absolutely gorgeous, but warm and humid again. Hot and humid is pretty status quo in Miami during this time. Come to think of it, it actually gets warmer in July and August. GULP!
I put on my compression socks to avoid swelling in my ankles. This preggo runner's feet get swollen on "long" runs =/
9  mile run
Post 9 mile run
After my run, I performed a quick HIIT workout that consisted of:
4 sets of:
20 air squats
30 sec planks
Later in the afternoon my friends and I decided to hang out at a local lounge/restaurant in Mary Brickell Village called Balans. We ate lunch and lounged around for a few hours while I sipped on water soaked in fruits.
Oh so refreshing! =)~
I decided to do a short 3 miler on Sunday morning. I was a little tired from the weekend so I kept it short and sweet. After my run, I performed a Full Body 10 Circuit that Julie from A Better Life with Burgers posted on her blog site. This is what it entailed:
I did 10 reps for 2 rounds
Shortly afterwards, I put on my bikini and headed to my friend's pool for some fun in the sun. There was no special occasion, but at least 25 friends came by for some fun. It was a blast!
Getting sun on the belly
After the party I went home and did the usual: Sunday Night Food Prep.
Food for the work week
Snacks: Hummus with carrots, Golden Delicious apples with almond butter, Greek yogurt, grapes and strawberries and hard-boiled eggs.
Lunch: Brown rice, mixed veggies and grilled chicken.
I finally went to bed and watched Silver Linings with Bradley Cooper. I absolutely loved it! I was impressed by Bradley's acting skills plus, he's so adorable =).

What did you do this weekend?
I'm grateful for spending such
a great weekend with my friends.

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  1. Great weekend Erika! Nothing better than hanging with friends. Good friends put therapists out of business :-) When the time comes to go back to work, it's tough but looking forward to doing it again keeps us sane right? Be Well Erika. You are looking out for TWO now.

    1. Yes, friends make our world go round! I love work, but I like to play as well. We all need balance in our lives, right?

  2. Looks like a great weekend, I totally love the back of that dress as well!

    I had a decent weekend. 5k race, 40 mile bike ride, and played cheerleader at IM Syracuse 70.3

    1. Wow Laura, you go girl! Thanks for the compliment =)